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October 13th, 2011

The Best From the Best

October 13, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – If you smell the aroma of fresh baked goodies in the downtown area, there is good reason. It's probably coming from Jocelyn and Cinta’s Bake Shop at 167 Main Street.
The storefront had many uses over the past several years or so, including another bakery and a Dunkin' Donuts.
Owners Jocelyn Bourassa and Cinta Aherns took the shop over from Northeast Kingdom Community Action last August. The women bring their own established product lines to the business.
“We do pretty much anything,” said Bourassa. “If you think it, we can make it.”

Red Cross Seeks Volunteers

October 13, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – Every day in the United States, the American Red Cross provides assistance to victims of man-made and natural disasters. Most of the people who respond are volunteers. 
Statewide, the Red Cross has 250 volunteers, but only about 30 to 35 percent are able to respond to a given event. The chapter’s goal for this year is to add more people to its volunteer roster.
“Without the volunteers, there is really no Red Cross,” said Larry Crist, regional executive. 

Chargers Get Much Needed 2-1 Win

October 13, 2011

CRAFTSBURY – The Craftsbury Academy Lady Chargers picked up a much needed win Tuesday afternoon against the Concord Wildcats.
Morgan Churchill got the scoring going early giving her Wildcats a 1-0. But, the Chargers bounced right back as Iva Wright would score unassisted to tie the game at 1-1. The game would remain in a deadlock until Melanie Sergiev scored unassisted, from 15 yards out, with 10 minutes to go in the contest.
On her goal, Sergiev injured her leg just below the knee and was taken to the hospital; her injury status is currently unknown.

First Place Finish for NC Boys, Second Place for NC Girls at U-32

October 13, 2011

EAST MONTPELIER– The North Country boys’ and girls’ XC teams traveled to U-32 for a chilly meet on a brisk Wednesday afternoon.
The boys finished 1st out of 6 teams with a great team effort from the top 5 runners, keeping their score down to 28 points with 4 Falcons finishing in the top 6 spots.

John P. Gile

October 13, 2011

October 12th

Bullets Shoot Down Rangers, 3-0

October 12, 2011

ORLEANS–The undefeated BFA-Fairfax Bullets are a good soccer team.
Very Good.
So it was no surprise that when they came in to Orleans to face Lake Region, it would be an uphill battle for the Rangers, and it was, as they fell 3-0 to the Bullets yesterday afternoon.
"I thought it was a much better showing than we had Tuesday," said Coach Evans after the game, "For the most part we played a decent first half, but I told them at halftime that we can't kick the ball out cause they are going to possess the ball more than us, and they did. They are a good ball club."

Lady Rangers Blank Spratans 2-0

October 12, 2011

WINOOSKI – The Lady Rangers traveled south Tuesday afternoon, to face off against the Winooski Spartans, and they came away with a 2-0 victory. The Spartans have played Lake Region tough as of late, having lost 3-1 last Monday. Tyrah Urie netted both goals for the Blue and White; the second coming with 3 minutes to go in the game, to clinch it for Lake Region. With her two goals on Thursday, Urie’s season total is up to 14. Jordan Cowles once again started in net and she earned her first career shutout, saving both shots she faced during the game.

Falcons Down Hilltoppers, Make it Four Shut-outs in a Row

October 12, 2011

NEWPORT–Cara Worth took a feed from Anna Bingham seven minutes and thirty-seven seconds into the second half of Tuesday's North Country/St Johnsbury game and scored the lone goal of the contest to give the Falcons their fourth straight shut-out win 1-0.
"I'm very proud of them," said Coach Jose Batista of his defense's efforts these last few games, "I think we are allowing our goalie to see the balls, which is great for us defensively."

Road Closed: Construction and paving will make navigating Newport a nightmare.

October 12, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – According to state officials, work on replacing the Long Bridge will probably start in February, several months later than originally thought. Construction is expected to last nearly a year, during which time the state will also be paving US 5 through the city, including Main Street.
Both the city and state say the bridge is safe. “If it weren’t safe, we would have it closed,” said Carolyn Carlson, project manager.
The state will be finalizing the plans between now and January. Contractors will be able to bid on the project in January.

Bible Stolen From Veteran Chaplain

October 12, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – Police are looking for the person who stole an Army Ruck Sack from a U.S. Veteran who served in Afghanistan last year. Kurt Geib noticed the pack missing from his home Tuesday. The bag, issued by the Army, contained mostly warm weather gear.
Geib, a chaplain, said the bag also contained a personal Bible. The items have a “price tag” but he wasn’t sure of the exact value. The items are property of the Army, not Geib. The bag was located in Geib’s garage and the thief stole nothing else.

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